1. A box of tissues –
Simply treat yourself when you are ill to a pretty box of tissues! I know they are expensive for what they are, but its a lovely little comfort that can benefit your nose in the long run if you avoid the cheap sandpaper stuff! Kleenex do a range of box shapes and patterns, so take your pick!
2. Hot drinks + Favourite mug –
Anyone who knows me is highly aware that I have a ‘mug problem’, in the sense that I have bought way too many for a person who doesn’t yet own her own house and has no reason to consistently add to her collection! But again, its a comfort thing! Pick your favourite hot drink, and have it by you in an effort to keep you hydrated!
3. Various Remedies –
Starting with the infamous Lemsip Max! Also a hot drink option and made all the more enjoyable in the mug of your choice, this stuff will give you a rest bite from feeling crappy, even if it does last for what feels like a mere 5 mins!
4 + 5. Get in the shower! –
I have now made this a ‘when you are sick you must…’ rule! This simple act can make you feel like a human being and stave off the ‘disgusting feeling’ when you have stayed in bed all day. Also, brush your teeth! Things like this tend to go out of the window as they feature as insignificant to the disastrous way you are feeling, but they are important for making you feel better!
6. Keep Hydrated –
This one is obvious but often forgotten. Constantly keep a glass of water by your side and make it a priority to refill when empty!
7. Entertainment –
After sleeping most of those awful overall body aches off, TV or visual entertainment is the non-taxing form of media that I reach for. I remember as a kid, I used to be able to come downstairs and lie on the sofa, having full use of the TV! I used to think this was awesome. It hasn’t really changed, except for how I view it, and I can safely say that in this situation, your Ipad is your friend!
8. Read –
When you feel more with it but still exhausted, this is the perfect time to read. Our busy lives leave little time to read these days and I find that my spare moments are filled up by various mobile or tablet screens. I wanted to get back into reading so have used some sick time to finish off Water for Elephants, which I cannot recommend more.
9. Attire –
Now, I cannot rave about PJ bottoms (in particular mens) enough! Men’s PJ’s, I find, always have pockets, are baggy enough to be comfortable and are made out of soft material with more traditional flannel-esque bedtime patterns! I tend to always grab mine from the H&M mens section and I love them to bits!